Between Belle and Beyond The Lights, British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw had a productive 2014 in film. She has even more coming down the pipe in 2015, including a part in the sci-fi flick Jupiter Ascending starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis.
TheWrap reports that Mbatha-Raw has another film set for 2016: she recently agreed to co-star alongside Matthew McConaughey in the film The Free State Of Jones. Based on a true story on interracial love during the Civil War, Mbatha-Raw will play the role of Rachel, a slave who falls in love with McConaughey’s character Newton Knight,and inspires his fight against the Confederacy.
She’ll also star alongside Will Smith in Game Brain, aproject revolving around NFL concussions, scheduled for 2016.Mbatha-Raw has been making strides since her debut in Larry Crowne back in 2011, and her star will no doubt continue to rise from here.
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